Wieland: Or, The Transformation, an American Tale ; Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist

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Kent State University Press, 1978 - Biography & Autobiography - 310 pages
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About the author (1978)

Charles Brockden Brown was born on January 17, 1771 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After he completed his schooling in 1787, he began apprenticing at the law offices of Alexander Wilcocks and pursued literary interests. When he was 18, he published his first literary works: the Rhapsodist sketches, which appeared anonymously in the Columbian Magazine, and a poem entitled An Inscription for General Washington's Tomb Stone, which appeared in the State Gazette of North Carolina. In 1793, he abandoned the law to attempt a life of letters. Within four years, between 1789 and 1801, he published six novels: Wieland, Ormand, Arthur Mervyn, Edgar Huntly, Clara Howard and Jane Talbot. He died of tuberculosis on February 22, 1810.

Krause is professor emeritus of English at Kent State Univ and general editor of the Kent State UnivPress Bicentennial Edition

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